Water Security Initiative: Preliminary Notice of a Request for Applications for Contamination Warning System Pilots
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing preliminary notice of its intention to solicit competitive applications for cooperative agreements to support contamination warning system demonstration pilots. These pilots will be part of the Agency's Water Security (WS) initiative (formerly WaterSentinel), which addresses the risk of contamination of drinking water distribution systems. Local governments or institutions (either public or private nonprofit organizations) that operate community water systems serving at least 750,000 people will be eligible to compete for these cooperative agreements. The purpose of this notice is to alert potential applicants to this future opportunity.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Kansas
EPA is approving revisions to Kansas' State Implementation Plan (SIP) to include updates to its Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) of Air Quality rule, which incorporate portions of the New Source Review (NSR) program promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency in December 2002. Specifically, these revisions adopt by reference provisions of 40 CFR 52.21 as in effect July 1, 2004, except for subsections with references to the clean unit exemptions, pollution control projects, and the record keeping provisions for the actual-to-projected-actual emissions applicability test. Kansas did not adopt the latter provisions because of the June 2005 decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, which vacated the clean unit exemption and pollution control project provisions and remanded back to EPA the record keeping provisions for the actual-to-projected-actual emissions applicability test. We proposed to approve the revisions on January 31, 2007, and received no comments on the proposal.
Renewal of Federal Advisory Committee To Examine Detection and Quantitation Approaches in Clean Water Act Programs
The Charter for the Environmental Protection Agency's Federal Advisory Committee on Detection and Quantitation Approaches and Uses in Clean Water Act (CWA) Programs (FACDQ) will be renewed for an additional two year period, to allow the committee to complete its work. This is a necessary committee which is in the public interest, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App.2 section 9(c). The purpose of the FACDQ is to provide advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on policy issues related to detection and quantitation, and on the scientific and technical aspects associated with monitoring and reporting chemical pollutants under the Clean Water Act. We have determined that completing the work of this committee is in the public interest, and will assist the Agency in performing its duties under the Clean Water Act, as amended. Copies of the Committee Charter will be filed with the appropriate committees of Congress and the Library of Congress.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Upcoming Meetings of the Science Advisory Board Panel for the Review of EPA's 2007 Report on the Environment
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference and a public meeting of the SAB Panel for the Review of EPA's 2007 Report on the Environment. The teleconference and meeting are being held to conduct a peer review of the EPA's draft Report on the Environment 2007: Science Report.
Performance Advantage, Inc. Superfund Site Weogufka, Coosa County, Alabama; Notice of Settlement
Under Section 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a settlement for reimbursement of past response concerning the Performance Advantage, Inc. Superfund Site located in Weogufka, Coosa County, Alabama.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Cooling Water Intake Structure Phase II Existing Facilities (Renewal), EPA ICR No. 2060.03, OMB Control No. 2040-0257
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2007. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. The ICR which is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.